THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR TOGETHER WITH LOT 170, 219 AND 270
the white enamel dial with Roman numerals contained within a drum shaped case surmounted by the Trophies of Love flanked by obelisks surmounted by billing doves and decorated with musical trophies on plinths decorated with amorini, on a shaped base surmounted by bollards hung with chains on toupie feet
Jean-Dominique Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, La Pendule a Paris de Louis XIV a Napoleon I, Ornamental Clockmakers in 18th century Paris, Geneva, 1996, p. 394, fig. 288, illustrates a very similar clock, with a movement by Roque.
Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol.I, Munich, 1986,p. 253, fig.4.6.28, for a design for a related clock with obelisks and a bollarded base attributed to Louis Prieur, in the Musée des arts décoratifs (85 24 A).
A very similar clock, probably the one illustrated by Augarde was offered for sale in these Rooms, as lot 102, 19th May 1972.
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